As members, we participate in the union through out chapter meetings; participation in decision-making, voting or running for office, etc. Being a member also strengthens the union’s power, and lets our co-workers know that we are standing with them.
Local 21 members recognize the benefits of union membership, including:
IFPTE Local 21 is recognized by your employer to represent you and your co-workers in employment-related matters including wages and benefits, hours of work, and working conditions.
IFPTE Local 21 is an information clearinghouse for employee rights and practices.
IFPTE Local 21 has access to and working relationships with key administrators and elected officials.
IFPTE Local 21 pursues advocacy, organizing, conflict resolution, and grievance procedures to give everyone a voice in their professional lives.
IFPTE Local 21 also participates politically in matters affecting work and work life.
It doesn’t cost to affiliate with IFPTE Local 21, it pays!
Dues are 0.963% of salary and wages – less than one percent. The dues are a small financial investment that pays for itself many times over in the form of wage increases, benefits, and job security. Members have access to a number of services, including free employee and family counseling through the Membership Assistance Program (MAP), entertainment discounts, affordable insurance programs, low interest housing loans, and a variety of other benefits as well as free consultations with Union lawyers.
As members know, your affiliation allows you to have a stronger voice in the work you do.